Biography

Gina Osterloh (b. 1973, San Antonio, Texas) lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she is Assistant Professor of Art at The Ohio State University. A former longtime resident of Los Angeles, Osterloh is a self-described feminist and formalist who investigates the various facets of perceived and experienced identity through her photographs, drawings, videos, and performance, all of which explore the concrete and ephemeral components of the body and its built environment. Select recent solo exhibitions include ZONES at Silverlens in Manila, Philippines; Gina Osterloh at Higher Pictures in Los Angeles; Slice, Strike, Make an X, Prick! at François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; and Anonymous Front at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Osterloh has received grants and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Woodstock Center of Photography, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

 

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BORN

1973, Texas, USA

 

EDUCATION

The University of California, Irvine, CA, Master of Fine Arts, 2007

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Arts, 1996

 

SELECTED SOLO + TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018

Gina Osterloh + Brie Ruais, Gaa Gallery Provincetown, MA, USA

Zones, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Phillippines

 

2015

Gina Osterloh, Higher Pictures, New York, NY, USA

Nothing To See Here There Never Was, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines

 

2014

Press Erase Outline Slice Strike Make an X Prick, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Outside Crease of the Elbow, with Ana Vega, Commonwealth + Council, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

2012

Group Dynamic and Improper Light, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Anonymous Front, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2011

Body Prop, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines

PULSE LA, Solo Booth with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Differentiate, curated by Hong-An Truong, Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

 

2009

Shooting Blanks, Chung King Project, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

2008

Shooting Blanks, Green Papaya Arts Project, Quezon City, Philippines

 

2007

Blank Athleticism, [ 2nd floor projects ], San Francisco, CA, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Art Phillipines - Photography. Art Fair Booth With Silverlens Gallery

 

2017

An Idea of a Boundary, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Race, Love, and Labor, Paul Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Translacion, Silverlens Galleries, Philippines

Ours Is a City of Writers, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

2016

Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta, Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ, USA

Race, Love, and Labor, Photographic Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

In Chambers, Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

2015

The Vexed Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines

Photography Sees the Surface, Higher Pictures, New York, NY, USA

Second Sight: New Representations in Photography, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA

 

2014

Race, Love, and Labor, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, USA

Life Transmissions, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA

Material Object, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Paris Photo LA & Frieze New York Art Fairs with François Ghebaly Gallery

Fragments of the Unknowable Whole, Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

This Is Not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics, Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ, USA

 

2013

NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach with François Ghebaly Gallery

Demolition Women, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA

Show and Tell, curated by Irene Tsatsos, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, USA

Color Consciousness, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA

War Baby, Love Child, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American, Seattle, WA, USA

War Baby, Love Child, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Asia Serendipity (traveling group exhibition) curated by Fumio Nanjo of the Mori Museum, Tokyo

 

2012

Ley Hunting, Silverlens Galleries, Singapore

Photo Paris Art Fair with Silverlens Galleries, Philippines

Asia Serendipity, curated by Fumio Nanjo, La Fabrica, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, United Kingdom

ART HK (Hong Kong Art Fair) with Silverlens Galleries, Manila

ART COLOGNE GERMANY with François Ghebaly Gallery

Los Angeles Contemporary Tendencies, Helene Bailly Contemporary, Paris, France

 

2011

NADA Fair with François Ghebaly Gallery, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Territories of the Real and Unreal: Photographic Practices In Contemporary Southeast Asian Art​, Laggeng Art Foundation, Indonesia

Parmount Reality, Latned Astar, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Techniques: Contemporary Asian American Time-Based Art, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA

On Forgery: Is One Thing Better Than Another?, LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

2010

Let Them Eat LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art with Fallen Fruit (One day event), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Psychic Outlaws, The Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Summer Camp Residency Project, Cypress College, Cypress, CA, USA

New Editions, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dan Bayles, Gina Osterloh, and Patrick Jackson, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Unnameable, Manila Contemporary, Makati, Philippines

 

2009

beyond frame: philippine fotomedia, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

Contemporary Philippine Artists, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

CUT 09: Contemporary South East Asia Photography, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Uncommon Sense: Trauma Interrupted, Cultural Center of Phillipines, Manila, Philippines

beyond frame: philippine fotomedia, La Trobe Visual Arts Center, Bendigo, Australia

 

2008

Silverlens Grantee Exhibition, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines

beyond frame: philippine fotomedia, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia

FuturaManila, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong and Singapore

Galleon Trade, curated by Jennifer Wofford, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

Truthiness, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside, CA, USA

Swarm in the Aperture, National Museum of the Phillipines with Japan Foundation, Manila, Philippines

Tints of Majesty, Lizabeth Oliviera Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Strain Extension, MO SPACE Gallery, Manila, Philippines

 

2006

There, There, New Langdon Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

Satelite, Antimuseo de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain

 

2004

All-City, Lizabeth Oliviera Gallery (Solo Exhibition Project Space), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Subject to Oneself, PLAYSPACE, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

AWARDS + RESIDENCIES

2012

Book Publication and 3-Month Artist Residency, LACE (LA Contemporary Exhibitions)

Create Cultivate Matching Grant, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and LA County Arts Commission

 

2011

Artist in Residence, Woodstock Center of Photography

 

2010

ARC Grant, Durfee Foundation

 

2008

Silverlens Foundation Completion Grant

 

2007-2008

Fulbright Recipient, Manila, Philippines

 

2006

Medici Grant

 

2004-2005

Diversity Fellowship Recipient, University of California Irvine

 

2004-2006

Graduate Travel and Research Grant Recipient, University of California Irvine